Procedure & Fees

Admissions Procedure

Interested applicants are required to complete our Online Application/Enquiry Form. Applications may be made at any time during the year. We are still accepting applications for School Year 2020/2021.

If you have any questions or if you are interested in visiting the school (in person or virtually via Zoom), please contact admissions@the-fis.de or call us at +49 9131 94039 – 0.

Fee Schedule

Below, you will find the fee schedule for the school year 2020/2021.

Application Checklist

Here is an overview of the online application procedure. During this process, we will ask you for some information.

  • Forms

    • Application for Admission
    • Parent/Guardian Recommendation
    • School Recommendation
  • Copy of Birth Certificate

    with English translation

  • Copies of School Reports

    from the last three school years, if applicable. These must be in English or German. For applicants as of Grade 5 coming from the German school system, a copy of the Übertrittszeugnis is mandatory. Please submit copies only as these will not be returned.

  • Copies of Work Samples

    for all applicants with the exception of Early Years and Grade 1. Please submit copies only as these will not be returned. This includes:

    • Recent math test(s) and assignments
    • Recent sample of creative writing (can be in native language, with the exception of applications as of Grade 9, which must be in English).
  • Registration fee

    of 315 € which must be submitted with the application.

Application and Enquiry

Please send your application or enquiry using the online form linked below.

Placement | Admissions Testing

Personal interviews may be scheduled with each family and student before a decision on acceptance into the FIS is made. The decision on acceptance is a FIS management decision.

All students applying for Grade 1 must undergo our Grade 1 Readiness Assessment before placement in Grade 1 can be confirmed (this typically takes place in May or June).

Admission and/or placement assessments may be required to confirm acceptance and/or grade placement.

Please note that for our Early Years 3 to 5 and Grade 1 classes, your child must be the appropriate age for that class by October 31 of that school year.

Any non-native English speaking student applying for a place in Grades 9 to 11 will need to send current scores from a TOEFL or IELTS English Language Assessment with their application. Testing locations and dates can be found on the websites: http://www.ets.org/toefl and http://www.ielts.org

Confirmation of Admission

Before the end of June you will be informed that:

  • Admission has been granted
  • Admission has been denied
  • Admission has been granted but, due to class size restrictions, your child has been placed in a waiting pool.

Mid-year entry is possible on a space available basis. Families wishing to enroll their children mid-year should follow the process as outlined above, and will be contacted directly once a decision on admission has been made.

In general, any student coming from a southern hemisphere school and joining the FIS at the beginning of spring term or later shall finish the remaining school year at the same grade level they have just finished.

Trial | Probationary Period

All students admitted into the school are accepted on a six month probationary period during which the FIS has the right to revoke admission should a student not be meeting the academic and behavioral requirements of the school.

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